Lemon Pepper Shrimp

Lemon Pepper Shrimp - easy and flavorful recipe in 15 minutes. Citrusy and peppery in each bite, the shrimp can be served with pasta or salad.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Lemon Pepper Shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 242 kcal


  • 1 lb. shrimp, shelled and tail-on
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


  1. Season the shrimp with the salt and ground black pepper. Set aside. 

  2. In a skillet (cast-iron preferred), add the olive oil and saute the garlic until light brown. Add the Shrimp and saute for 1 minute before adding the lemon juice and lemon zest. When the Shrimp is cooked through, add the chopped parsley.  Serve immediately. 

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Pepper Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 242 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 381mg 127%
Sodium 1757mg 73%
Potassium 136mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 31g 62%
Vitamin A 2.2%
Vitamin C 14.6%
Calcium 22.6%
Iron 18.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.